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Coleridge walk around Stowey in 1797 12-page leaflet

My 12-page leaflet of a walk with Samuel Taylor Coleridge around Nether Stowey in 1797 is now available - get free copies of an A5 printed version in shops in the village and at Coleridge Cottage. Or download an A4-size PDF at the link below. It is intended for visitors and walkers who may wish to learn a little more about Coleridge's short, productive stay in the village.

Terence Sackett

12-page Coleridge Stowey walk leaflet

Malcolm Guite talk at Coleridge Cottage 21 April

Malcolm Guite talk
National Trust, Coleridge Cottage, Nether Stowey, Somerset
Friday 21 Apr 2017, 2pm to 3pm

Writer, theologian and song-writer Malcolm Guite visits the Garden Room to talk about his unique new biography of Coleridge: 'Mariner: a Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge', which is structured around 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.

Copies of the biography will be for sale in the Garden Room during the event.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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New Music Release: Howard Skempton – 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

Howard Skempton – 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

Perfectly crafted, deceptively simplistic and distinctively individual, Howard Skempton's compositions have a soundworld all of their own. This new full-length album on NMC perfectly displays his experimental, yet sonorous and tonal music. Skempton takes on Coleridge's epic poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and brings it to life, using just solo voice (baritone) and small chamber ensemble. The result is a stunning, dark and hypnotic journey led by the almost constant, magnetic presence of Roderick Williams, for whose voice and dramatic capabilities the piece was conceived.

Only the Sound Remains takes its name from the opening line of The Mill-Water by English poet Edward Thomas. The piece is an evocation of loss and decay, where textures, and melodies mysteriously recur, while others simply fade beautifully out of aural reach. It is written for sixteen players, including solo viola. This is a stunning premiere recording of two recent works by one of Britain's finest living composers.

Release date: 21 April
Details of recording and how to purchase it at www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/rime-ancient-mariner

Friends of Coleridge AGM

Friends of Coleridge Annual General Meeting

Saturday 18 March, 10.30am, Coleridge Cottage, Nether Stowey.

All members welcome.

Coleridge Lectures - Bristol Ideas Festival 20 and 27 April, 3 May

Coleridge Lectures - Bristol Ideas Festival 20 and 27 April, 3 May

Martha Spurrier: Hate, Hostility and Human Rights – A Brave New World
Thu 20 April, 18:30 - 19:30, Wills Memorial Building. Free Admission

Rachel Hewitt: The Revolution of Feeling in the 1790s
Thu 27 April, 18:30 - 19:30, Wills Memorial Building. Free Admission

Gareth Stedman Jones: Rediscovering the Nineteenth Century Marx
Wed 03 May, 18:30 - 19:30, Wills Memorial Building. Free Admission

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